HIGH POINT, N.C., April 16, 2019 –High Point University’s physical therapy faculty and students participated in the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association’s Advocacy Day on April 10 in Raleigh.
The group met with their Rep. Jerry Tillman and Rep. Pat Hurley to learn more about the legislative process.
The goal of the annual Advocacy Day is to have physical therapists, physical therapy assistants and students learn, participate and support the legislative process at the North Carolina General Assembly while fostering relationships with legislators.
Dr. Lance Mabry, assistant professor of physical therapy in the Congdon School of Health Sciences, organized a group of about 60 faculty and students to travel to Raleigh to speak at the Capitol.
“Advocacy Day is an opportunity for students and physical therapists to fight for their profession and for their patients,” said Mabry. “Instilling a sense of professional pride and connectedness within these students at this critical point of their development is key. The students’ Advocacy Day experience should propel them to be pillars within their respective healthcare communities.”